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MARSDEN , THOMAS ( 1802 - 1849 ), cleric and author ;

b. in 1802 (or 1801) , son of David Marsden , a lead-miner of the Lampeter neighbourhood. He was educated at S. David's College there, ordained in 1827 , and licensed to Llan-y-crwys ( 1827-9 ), Tir-abad ( 1829-31 ), and again to Llan-y-crwys ( 1831-8 ). From 1838 till his resignation in 1840 , he was vicar of Brymbo , and from 1843 till his death, rector of Llanfrothen . He d. 24 Oct. 1849 , in his 48th year says his tombstone. In 1838 he published Chwech ar Hugain o Bregethau ; in 1843 another twenty-six sermons; and in 1848 a volume of hymns and other verse, entitled The Poet's Orchard , in which it is stated that he also published a letter against the proposed union of Bangor and S. Asaph dioceses .


  • Bangor Manuscript at University College North Wales Library, Bangor 6454 at University College, Bangor.


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959